Pioneering move forward by Seven Telematics
Pioneer Foodservice has been specifying the Seven Telematics Transcan 2 temperature recording system on all its new vehicles since 2010 and the relationship between the two companies has developed even further with Pioneer making the decision to also specify Seven’s Cool Track remote monitoring system on all its new vans and trucks.
24 new vehicles have joined the company’s 60 strong distribution fleet and Seven’s Cool Track is now fitted to them all. The vehicles include Ford Transit 3.5tonne vans with GRP refrigerated van conversions, as well as 7.5 tonne and 12 tonne rigid box vans, all featuring Solomons multi-temperature refrigerated bodywork.
“The decision to enhance the telematics on our fleet is quality control driven. The type of food we carry has stringent temperature constraints so to have the ability to constantly monitor the temperature every 15 minutes, if needs be, is ideal for us. We automatically get alerts should there be any incident en route and, as part of our stringent quality control process, the installation of the Cool Track remote monitoring has certainly improved the service we can give to our customers,” said Jonny Forsyth, Operations Manager, Pioneer Foodservice.
Pioneer operates from depots in Carlisle, Gateshead and West Cumbria. Their 60 multi-temperature refrigerated trucks and vans provide an extensive delivery service as far south as Manchester and up into the Scottish borders.
“Since we added Cool Track, the information we get is superb, giving us extensive real-time information on load stability throughout the delivery cycle. We get far more information than we originally expected,” added Jonny Forsyth.